The school year is coming to an end, which means that it’s time for a new class of graduates to walk across the stage, receive their diploma and throw their graduation cap into the air. If your child is graduating this year, celebrate this huge milestone with a fun party. To help you plan your perfect party, we’ve got you covered with everything from appetizers, drinks, desserts to decorations.
Appetizers & Favors
That’s a Wrap- Create delicious diploma roll appetizers by filling wraps with a mixture of sandwich meat, cream cheese and spices. Tie it off with a chive ribbon.
Mini Hats on a Stick- Mini Reese’s, chocolate squares, and sour belts make perfect bite-size mortarboards. Get the tutorial for these cute little bites of yumminess here.
Grad Candy Bar- Create a graduation themed candy bar as a party favor for your guests. Provide the following candies with the matching labels: animal crackers for teacher’s pets, Smarties candies for smarty pants, $100 Grand bars for student loans, Tootsie Rolls for honor rolls, and Gummy Worms for book worms.
Class Rings- Set out a tray of “class ring” pops for your party guests of all ages.
Cupcake Caps- Pull out your KitchenAid Ultra Power Hand Mixer from Buydig.com and pay homage to the traditional graduation cap with these easy to make tasty cupcakes, featuring a chocolate cake base flipped upside down, a chocolate graham cracker top with a licorice tassel.
Graduation Cupcakes- Make your grad’s favorite childhood cupcake recipe. Once you pop them out of your muffin pan from the Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Nonstick Bakeware Starter Set from Buydig.com and decorate them, place them on foam boards you’ve cut into any shape you desire to create cupcake stands. Use foam scraps in a criss-cross pattern for support underneath.
Centerpiece Worth Writing About- Gather up several unused pencils leftover from your grads school days. Then hot glue them onto a tin can. Tie a “tassel” around it and fill it with flowers to create a beautiful centerpiece.
Keepsake Decoration- Create a decoration that doubles as a sweet keepsake for your graduate. Invite guests to write memories they’ve built with them on Jenga blocks.
Collage of Memories- Create a unique photo collage of your grad. Attach photos to papier-mâché letters that spell out ‘Grad.’
Use some of these ideas to create an Instagram-worthy party for your graduate.